Optum AFS Connect™ First Impressions: Ed Glover
Optum AFS Connect™ Series
Protect your investment, enhance your productivity with SAFEGUARD CONNECT
Welcome to the premium class: the new Optum AFS Connect has been engineered and shaped in our Sankt Valentin plant in Austria. A guarantee of quality and expertise requested by our customers.
Through the highest quality standards, premium high-quality materials and superior operator comfort zone, we enable comfort at the highest level.
Improve your working experience with a spacious cab that minimizes fatigue and enhances operator wellbeing, even during extended seasonal shifts. The larger frame enables ample storage capacity, including a 20-liter cooled compartment, and a wider, unobstructed view of the tractor‘s surroundings, thanks to increased glass area and streamlined surfaces. With only 66 dB(A), the Optum AFS Connect is one of the quietest tractors on the market contributing to reduce stress and fatigue at the end of a long working day.
The FPT engine in the Optum AFS Connect was developed in house to deliver between 271 and 340 rated horsepower. Optum 340 CVXDrive delivers 9 % more power than Optum 300 CVXDrive. The patented, highly-efficient Hi-eSCR2 exhaust gas treatment meets Euro Stage V emissions standards without adversely impacting the performance of the engine.
You and your employees always have a lot to do. That’s why we’ve been thinking about how we can make your everyday work life even easier. The result is the innovative Multicontroller armrest: it enables a fast reset of preferences when changing drivers or changing jobs and places 95 % of the most commonly used functions right at your fingertips. Many functions can be operated either via the touchscreen or via a new turn-and-press encoder dial, for that same personalised operation. Everyone should benefit from this innovation: the armrest position can be adjusted in four directions to suit any driver.
The AFS Vision Pro concept featuring the innovative AFS Pro 1200 touchscreen monitor with bluetooth functionality is standard in the new Optum AFS Connect. It was developed in cooperation with farmers all over the world for maximum user-friendliness and productivity.
The Optum AFS Connect comes with 4 rear PTO speeds as standard (540/540E/1,000/1,000E). The ECO speeds are achieved at a low engine speed of 1,600 rpm, significantly lowering fuel consumption. You can also choose an additional ECO speed for the front PTO (1,000/1,000E). The speeds are selected electronically via the AFS Pro 1200 monitor.
The intuitive color-coded rear remotes manage your rear linkage area easily through the Multicontroller power exactly when and where you need it.
The 3 levels semi active cab suspension settings and the active driver's seat reduce the overall vibrations during the field work to bring the comfort you need. They can be easily set-up through the AFS Pro 1200 monitor.
The Advanced Trailer Brake equipped on Optum AFS Connect tractors enhances safety in tricky situations. The patented system actively recognizes the current driving situation as well as changes to the load on the flywheel and stabilises the tractor by means of pulsed activation of the pneumatic trailer brakes. It also stabilises the tractor and trailer combination when decelerating and helps tractor and trailer stay in line.
Some days are longer than others. This is why the Optum AFS Connect incorporates up to 22 LED lights with a lighting power of 2,000 or 2,500 lumens per LED.